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Malawi Education Sector Improvement Programme (MESIP) - Development of Attendance-Tracking App, and a Two-Way Feedback Response Mechanism

The Malawi Education Sector Improvement Project (MESIP), funded through the Global Partnership for Education, aims to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of primary education. One of its five objectives is to improve learning outcomes, accountability, and cost-effectiveness at school level.CGA is leading two subcomponents of the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Programme.

Country/Region: Malawi
Dates/Duration: 2019 - 2020
Funded by: Education Support Joint Fund
Funders: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

The Malawi Education Sector Improvement Project (MESIP), funded through the Global Partnership for Education, aims to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of primary education. One of its five objectives is to improve learning outcomes, accountability, and cost-effectiveness at school level.CGA is leading two subcomponents of the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Programme. For sub-component 3.2, we have developed a tablet-based app for zonal EMIS officers to monitor pupil and teacher enrolment, attendance and use of time, with automated reports to local and national government. For sub-component 3.3, we have developed a two-way voice and SMS platform to enable the Ministry to communicate with and receive messages from community members on issues affecting education service delivery in their area.

Outputs and Resources

The 3.2 and 3.3 MESIP sub-components have resulted in a tablet-based app for zonal EMIS officers to monitor pupil and teacher enrolment, attendance and use of time, with automated reports to local and national government as well as a two-way voice and SMS platform to enable the Ministry to communicate with and receive messages from community members. The MESIP 3.2 RTDM project covers 1200 primary schools which is 21% of the total primary schools in Malawi, implemented in the 34 Education districts. The MESIP 3.3 CDP project covers 150 school communities across 8 districts in Malawi.

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